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From: "Chris" 
Subject: RE: (urth) Typhon and Severian
Date: Mon, 10 Mar 2003 17:09:30 +0000

Crush says:
>Having not read 'King Jesus' my problems with the
>Herod-Jesus/Typhon-Severian analogy is mythopoetic:
>I do agree that Typhon takes the thematic role of Herod at times - I 
>decided with Typhon's meeting with Severian in 'Urth of the New Sun' more
>closely parallels Herod and Jesus or Herod and John the Baptist.

I have trouble agreeing with this, since Typhon's role with respect to 
Severian is solidly and beyond question related to Satan's role with Jesus. 
The resemblance to Herod is going to be, in large part, a matter of Herod 
resembling Satan at times...

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